poundnoun [ C ]uk /paʊnd/ us /paʊnd/
pound noun [ C ] (MONEY)
a one-pound/two-pound coin
There are one hundred pence in a pound.
the pound symbol £
- The pound has fallen to its lowest-ever level against the dollar.
- The value of the pound fell against other European currencies yesterday.
- He landed a part in a multi-million pound action thriller and made the Hollywood A list.
- Tourism contributes millions of pounds to the country's economy.
- I owe Janet £10.
pound noun [ C ] (WEIGHT)
There are 16 ounces in one pound.
- Sixteen ounces equals one pound.
- The recipe tells you to use a pound and a half of butter.
- She's a few pounds lighter than she used to be.
- He's put on ten pounds in the last month.
- What's the formula for converting pounds into kilos?
poundverb [ I or T ]uk /paʊnd/ us /paʊnd/
- The town finally succumbed last week after being pounded with heavy artillery for more than two months.
- She pounded on the door with her fists, pleading with him to let her out.
- Enormous waves pounded against the empty seashore.
- She pounded away at the computer until she had finished the report.
- Use the pestle and mortar to pound the spices into a fine powder.
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